BASIC TALKS ~ Irina Gheorghe

The Hugh Lane Gallery


Irina Gheorghe will present her current research and practice in a lecture-performance called 'Preliminary Remarks on the Study of What Is Not There'. 

Irina Gheorghe studied painting and photography at the University of Arts Bucharest and is currently a PhD candidate at GradCAM, DIT. Her current work explores the notion of deviation as a technique of estranging the everyday. As tools for this estrangement, she is interested in how the language of modernism can become a platform for interstellar communication, and how the absurd structures our relationship to a world beyond perception. 

Irina Gheorghe also works as part of the artist duo The Bureau of Melodramatic Research to investigate how passions shape contemporary society, as well as our affective relationship to an unhuman universe. Her projects have been shown at Trafó Gallery Budapest, WASP Bucharest, Savvy Contemporary Berlin, Pratt Manhattan Gallery New York, Times Museum Guangzhou, WING Hong Kong, HOME Manchester, CAC Vilnius, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, bak Utrecht, mumok Vienna, National Dance Centre Bucharest, DEPO Istanbul, Ujazdowsky Castle Warsaw and messagesalon Zurich.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

Image - Signals, film still, 2014.

Photographic and video documentation by Laura Smith

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